Stories about "Baccalaureate"
Campus scenes on Sept. 8, 2020.Beverly Vari and Hoi Ning Ngai, colleagues at the Bates Center for Purposeful Work, hold their weekly check-in meeting on the Historic Quad.Besides talking strategy and tactics — from how to expand employment opportunities for students to following up on summer internships — they also “catch up on how we’re engaging in self-care — especially given the challenges of operating in a pandemic,” says Ngai. Prioritizing health and well-being is not just personal: “It’s a way to model that mindset for students as they become professionals.”
‘I hate grass’: Confessions, quirks, and authenticity from Hoi Ning Ngai’s Baccalaureate Address

Friday, May 28, 2021 11:15 am

"Be comfortable embracing all of your strange and special qualities — and all of the people who love you for them," said Ngai in an address that shared

2019 Baccalaureate:Saturday May 25, 20192:00 p.m.Historic Quad Francisco "Franky" Urueta of Facility Services delivered the Baccalaureate Address.Baccalaureate is a gathering of graduating seniors and their families and friends to celebrate the journey through Bates and beyond. The service speaks through the languages of many religions and spiritualities, and celebrates with poetry, music, dance, and reflection.Seniors process into the service in their gowns, and all friends and family are welcome to attend. Seating is first-come, first-served on folding chairs. The rain site is in Merrill gym. The procession begins at 1:50, with a musical prelude before. Graduates will process and recess through trellises adorned with “blessing tags” bearing well-wishes from parents and guardians. For those who have not mailed in blessing tags, there will be a table and supplies for creating and hanging the tags before the service.
Picture story: Baccalaureate 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019 11:49 am

Photographs from Baccalaureate 2019: an afternoon of reflection and celebration, of song and dance — a time to remember, rejoice, and give thanks.

2019 Baccalaureate:Saturday May 25, 20192:00 p.m.Historic Quad Francisco "Franky" Urueta of Facility Services delivered the Baccalaureate Address.Baccalaureate is a gathering of graduating seniors and their families and friends to celebrate the journey through Bates and beyond. The service speaks through the languages of many religions and spiritualities, and celebrates with poetry, music, dance, and reflection.Seniors process into the service in their gowns, and all friends and family are welcome to attend. Seating is first-come, first-served on folding chairs. The rain site is in Merrill gym. The procession begins at 1:50, with a musical prelude before. Graduates will process and recess through trellises adorned with “blessing tags” bearing well-wishes from parents and guardians. For those who have not mailed in blessing tags, there will be a table and supplies for creating and hanging the tags before the service.
Video: Franky Urueta, famous for fist bumps and kind words, delivers 2019 Baccalaureate Address

Friday, May 31, 2019 9:11 am

Elected to speak by the Class of 2019, Urueta is a well-known Bates custodian, always greeting students with a kind word and his signature fist bumps.

EDSO S24 - Community Organizing for Social JusticeThis course introduces students to the basics of community organizing. Class sessions and field trips focus on the practice of organizing: students learn the fundamental principles of the organizing cycle and develop basic organizing skills, including relationship building, public narrative, and leadership. Through readings and documentaries, students learn about organizing theories and key social movements, and they hone their emerging skills through workshops with local organizers. Students apply these skills and knowledge to an on-campus organizing project designed to further social or political change at Bates. Recommended background: EDUC 231.
Baccalaureate Address by Mara Tieken: ‘Learn to live with uncertainty’

Friday, June 1, 2018 8:54 am

Uncertainty — and the ability to face challenges and tough questions head-on — is a feature, not a bug, of a Bates education.

13 quotes about love and community from the 2017 Bates Baccalaureate service

Friday, June 9, 2017 12:15 pm

All you need is love, said the Beatles. But, as the Bee Gees noted, no one gets too much love anymore. Which brings us to Baccalaureate at Bates College.

Dean Reese’s advice and Bates stories at Baccalaureate

Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:13 pm

The longtime dean delivered a tour de force, chronicling history and stories of generations of Bates people.

Slideshow: Bates Baccalaureate Service 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015 4:00 pm

The annual Baccalaureate Service provides an opportunity for graduating seniors and their guests to reflect and celebrate, to rejoice and give thanks.

Slide show features 2011 Baccalaureate photos

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:51 pm

* View the slide show below by clicking the thumbnails. Graduates and...

BatesNews Monthly Update: July 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010 11:35 am

For Bates alumni, parents, and friends, here is a look back at...